1- Treasure Hunt ReflectionAfter going to the Mia, and spending a couple of hours there, please write about your experience with completing the Treasure Hunt. How did visiting the museum enhance your understanding of the specific works that you looked at? How did it enhance your over-all experience of the Harlem Renaissance class?Please write any other relevant response or ideas you have about the assignment, as well.150 – 200 words or so 2- Visual Analysis Assignment You will choose one painting by a Harlem Renaissance artist to write about. During the first half of the semester, you will learn how to analyze a painting. There is a step by step methodology, which you will do on this attached worksheet.The skills you have learned during class will help you to come to an understanding of the painting.The space provided on the worksheet is sufficient for answering the questions. You may use more space, though.
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1- Treasure Hunt Reflection
After going to the Mia, and spending a couple of hours there, please write about your
experience with completing the Treasure Hunt. How did visiting the museum enhance your
understanding of the specific works that you looked at? How did it enhance your over-all
experience of the Harlem Renaissance class? Please write any other relevant response or ideas
you have about the assignment, as well.
150 – 200 words or so
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2- Visual Analysis Assignment
You will choose one painting by a Harlem Renaissance artist to write about. During the first half
of the semester, you will learn how to analyze a painting. There is a step by step methodology,
which you will do on this attached worksheet. The skills you have learned during class will help
you to come to an understanding of the painting.
This is worth 150 points or 15% of your grade. The space provided on the worksheet is sufficient
for answering the questions. You may use more space, though.
Download and type on worksheet or download, print and write your answers. Your hand-written
worksheet can be turned in as a hard copy.
Assignments
1- Treasure Hunt Reflection
After going to the Mia, and spending a couple of hours there, please write about your
experience with completing the Treasure Hunt. How did visiting the museum enhance your
understanding of the specific works that you looked at? How did it enhance your over-all
experience of the Harlem Renaissance class? Please write any other relevant response or ideas
you have about the assignment, as well.
150 – 200 words or so
https://s3.us-east1.amazonaws.com/blackboard.learn.xythos.prod/58b699acdcc23/1183950?response-contentdisposition=inline%3B%20filename%2A%3DUTF-8%27%27TreasureHunt.pdf&response-contenttype=application%2Fpdf&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-AmzDate=20181217T035019Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=21600&X-AmzCredential=AKIAIL7WQYDOOHAZJGWQ%2F20181217%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&XAmz-Signature=f5c4983c21b2423be7746521084936a35a468feb7356fa8033fd65079d1a2c8e
2- Visual Analysis Assignment
You will choose one painting by a Harlem Renaissance artist to write about. During the first half
of the semester, you will learn how to analyze a painting. There is a step by step methodology,
which you will do on this attached worksheet. The skills you have learned during class will help
you to come to an understanding of the painting.
This is worth 150 points or 15% of your grade. The space provided on the worksheet is sufficient
for answering the questions. You may use more space, though.
Download and type on worksheet or download, print and write your answers. Your hand-written
worksheet can be turned in as a hard copy.
Visual Analysis Assignment
Harlem Renaissance Paintings
Ellis Wilson
Funeral Procession
n.d.
Malvin Gray Johnson
Elks Marching,
1934
Jacob Lawrence
Bar and Grill
1941
Hale Woodruff
Poor Man’s Cotton
Lois Mailou Jones
Self-Portrait
1940
William H. Johnson
Jacoby Hotel
1930
Palmer Hayden
He Laid Down His
Hammer and Cried
(John Henry series)
1944-47
Archibald J. Motley Jr.
Blues
1929
Artist:
Title:
Year (if available):
1
First Impression – What do
you see first?
2
Representational or
Abstract? Why do you
believe this?
3
Subject Matter? People,
Place, Objects? Describe
subjects, objects, things
and/or place that you see in
the painting.
3
Visual Elements: Which
visual elements did the
artist use? In the area
below, circle or check the
visual elements that apply
to the painting. Choose 3 or
4 of the most important.
Line Shape Implied Mass
Light Color Space/Depth
Texture
Time/Motion
Describe how the elements you circled or checked were used in the
painting.
4
Principles of Design: Which
Principles did the artist use?
In the area below, circle or
check the principles that
apply to the painting.
Choose 2 or 3 of the most
important.
Unity/Variety Balance
Contrast Pattern
Emphasis/Subordination
Repetition/Rhythm
Scale/Proportion
5
What is the painting about?
Having completed a “close
read” of the painting, what
do you believe the artist was
trying to communicate? This
is your opinion based off of
your visual data.
Describe how the Principles you circled or checked were used in the
painting.

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